Originally Posted by concretemasonry
Need more details to give you a good answer.
Have you done all of the normal necessary items to keep water away from the foundation like gutters, long (10') downspout extensions and positive drainage away from the house?
What type of foundation? - Concrete? concrete block?
Where is the water coming in?
What is a "divet"?
After you have done the exterior iems, you can seal the joint between the foundation wall and the concrete floor. - Are you in the east where they have a funny and now non-code trench around the concrete slab?
* we will be looking at the gutters for sure. when we fill in around the house again we will be sloping it properly as this was not done before. Our foundation is solid concrete. The water is coming in at the base where the wall and the footing meet. I suppose what I call a "divet" is a chunk out of the concrete wall - but i'm not sure if those can also be a point of moisture entry. We are in Alberta, and the way our foundation looks is: the wall comes down to meet a footing. the footing extends about 6 inches and then there is a trench where the weeping system is sunk down below the footing about 6 inches. I'm not sure if that is now non-code??
Thanks for your input!